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Phil 103 – Business Ethics August 31, 2015 Normative Factors o A factor that is relevant to determining what one ought to do o Normative = Norm Norm Types Ethical – we are specifically only interested in ethical norms Social Aesthetic Politeness Consequentialism and Deontology o Consequentialism – approach to ethics according to which the goodness of an action is determined by the goodness of its consequences o Deontology – approach to ethics according to which the goodness of an action is determined by the extent to which it conforms to one’s duties Deontology = Greek for “duty” or “binding” Virtue Theory o Focus is on the goodness of life as a whole, so focus on habits and character traits *we will be studying virtue theory in
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  • Spring '14
  • J.C.Mickelsen
  • Ethics

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